Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - September 2015 (most recent available)
United States: 4.9%
Florida: 5.3%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 5.0%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 4.8%

The metro area gained 28,500 jobs over the year, led by leisure and hospitality (+12,900 jobs). Other major industries gaining jobs included education and health services (+8,600 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (+3,100 jobs); professional and business services (+2,500 jobs); trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,400 jobs); manufacturing (+500 jobs); and other services (+300 jobs).

The metro area’s over‐the‐year growth rates in leisure and hospitality (+9.3 percent) and education and health services (+4.5 percent) were stronger than the statewide growth rates.

Average Annual Wage - 2014 (most recent available)

Florida: $44,803
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $48,392

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.